J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A View down a Broad Street, with Figures and Tables by a Market Cross 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto:
A View down a Broad Street, with Figures and Tables by a Market Cross 1801
D02479
Turner Bequest LIII 13
Pencil and wash on white wove paper, 162 x 112 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘13’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LIII – 13’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The street recorded in this drawing apparently leads down to the sea, and there is possibly a harbour in the distance. The town has not been identified, but may be one of the coastal settlements around Middlesbrough, which Turner is likely to have passed through on his way from Whitby to Durham.
The somewhat perfunctory washes of blue watercolour on what is otherwise a simple pencil drawing may have been added while Turner was making the watercolour study on folio 14 recto (D02480).
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Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A View down a Broad Street, with Figures and Tables by a Market Cross 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-view-down-a-broad-street-with-figures-and-tables-by-a-r1178501, accessed 25 October 2021.